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Mayor's Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development

Contact Information

Paul Taylor
100 Holiday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 396-3818

Service Description

MWBD serves as the City of Baltimore’s advocate for small, local, minority and women-owned companies including prime contractors, subcontractors, and joint venture partners. MWBD provides the following services: Support We provide support for small, local, minority-owned and women-owned companies seeking to do business with the City of Baltimore by expanding contracting opportunities and increasing the procurement dollars spent with minority and women-owned companies Networking We provide networking opportunities at the following annual events: • Procurement and Outreach Fair •Franchise Seminar •Women’s Business Forum •Vendor Development Seminar Series for Minority and Women Business Enterprises Outreach We provide outreach to assist in forging strong business alliances, building capacity, accessing assistance, resolving problems with or barriers to compliance with Article 5, Subtitle 28 of the Baltimore City Code (2007 Edition).

Services Offered

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources


  • Award Recognition


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African American Business
  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Hispanic Business
  • LGBT Business
  • Maryland Business Issues
  • Native American Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women's Business

Regulatory Compliance

  • Bonding
  • Codes
  • Government Requirements
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Government & Military Specifications
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Subcontracting Opportunities
  • Women, Minority & Business Disadvantaged Certification

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Startup Business Counseling